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  • 13-June-2024

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    Greenhouse gas emissions data - Concepts and data availability

    Statistics Working Paper N. 2024/03 - Greenhouse gas emissions data is essential for tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement’s global temperature goals. In addition to the emissions inventories based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines, which are used for tracking progress under the framework of the Paris Agreement, there are other GHG emissions datasets that cater to different users and policy objectives.

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  • 13-June-2024

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    GHG Emission Trends and Targets (GETT) - Harmonised quantification methodology and indicators

    The Paris Agreement maps out a path for internationally coordinated efforts to curb global warming. At the centre of the Paris Agreement are Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that establish countries’ plans to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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  • 9-January-2023

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    Sensitivity of capital and MFP measurement to asset depreciation patterns and initial capital stock estimates

    Statistics Working Paper N. 115 2023/1 - This paper discusses the sensitivity of capital and multifactor productivity (MFP) measurement to asset depreciation patterns and initial capital stock estimates.

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  • 8-March-2022

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    CO2 Emissions from air transport: A near-real-time global database for policy analysis

    Statistics Working Paper N. 114 2022/4 - This paper describes a new OECD database providing near-real-time and global information on aviation-related CO2 emissions, with allocations across countries following either the territory or the residence principle. This database provides a public good for both statistical measurement and environmental policy analysis.

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  • 21-February-2022

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    International comparisons of the measurement of non-market output during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Statistics Working Paper N. 113 2022/3 - This joint paper by the United Kingdom Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the OECD explains the methodological options available to statistical compilers and explores differences in methodologies used by countries to measure non-market output, analysing their implications for international comparisons of GDP growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 18-February-2022

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    Recent trends in transport and insurance costs and estimates at disaggregated product level

    Statistics Working Paper N. 112 2022/2 - This paper updates the OECD International Transport and Insurance Cost (ITIC) of Merchandise Trade database, which covers more than 180 countries and partners, and over 1000 products from 1995 to 2020. Transport and insurance costs, also known as CIF-FOB margins, are estimated using a gravity model.

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  • 17-February-2022

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    Using unit value indices as proxies for international merchandise trade prices

    Statistics Working Paper N. 111 2022/1 - In light of the need for detailed and timely internationally comparable trade price indices, this paper describes a multi-tiered methodology to mitigate many of the empirical challenges associated with using customs data, to provide more robust estimates of unit value indices (UVIs) by country and product.

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  • 8-December-2021

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    Estimating regional house price levels: Methodology and results of a pilot project with Spain

    Statistics Working Paper N. 110 2021/3 - This article puts forward a method to compile regional house price levels that are consistent with the evolutions given by quality-adjusted house price indices, representative of the underlying stock of dwellings, and based on the information on house price levels that is available at all dates rather than in a single reference year.

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  • 24-August-2021

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    Developing thematic satellite accounts: The example of a thematic satellite account for transport

    Statistics Working Paper N. 109 2021/2 - In addition to the core set of accounts, the 2008 SNA also introduces satellite accounts, which are linked to, but distinct from, the central framework of national accounts. This paper aims to clarify the key steps for the compilation of thematic satellite accounts, using the example of a satellite account for transport.

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  • 17-June-2021

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    Distribution of household income, consumption and saving in line with national accounts: Methodology and results from the 2020 collection round

    Statistics Working Paper N. 108 2021/1 - Economic inequality has been a matter of concern for policy makers and citizens. Evidence-based policies around important topics such as inequality need to rely on systematic, robust data and indicators. For that reason, the OECD and Eurostat have developed methodology and engaged in several rounds of data collection to measure disparities in line with national accounts (DNA).

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